Monthly Archives: September 2004

Dewey (Beach) Decibel System

And they’re off: we go to the Dewey Beach Music Conference down in Delaware this weekend for a few days of post-season seafood, beachfront musings, musical happenings, and wide-eyed dreaming, avec des Cute Girls and Much Rejoicing. Wish us luck; … Continue reading

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Great Scott (RIP Scott Muni 1930-2004)

When the voices of our youth pass away, the silence is resounding. Today we have news that Scott Muni, one of the bedrock personalities of progressive rock radio, died last night. He had been ill following a stroke last month. … Continue reading

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The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain

In New York City however, it falls mainly in the subway tunnels.

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The 200 Blows

Truth or Dare: Have You Ever … ? Duck — it’s a blog meme! These doing-the-rounds toys propagate more than they’re read, so I’m making it easy to avoid; click on the MORE link if you’d like to see it, … Continue reading

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Be Vewy Vewy Quiet

After posting last week about Charles Ives’s The Unanswered Question, I find myself Jonesing to hear the piece. I’m at the office and my CD’s are resting quietly at home, as CD’s are wont to do. Nothing matches live spatial … Continue reading

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Show Tunes Redeem Themselves

I detest the concept of musicals, and especially loathe the kind of situation where apparently perfectly sane and hale individuals suddenly feel the urge to throw their arms into the air and blare thundering crescendos just because they haven’t done … Continue reading

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Onward, Pussycat

I was never a huge fan — eh eh, he said “huge” — of Russ Meyer, though the man could name a movie with the best of ‘em. Whatever issues other people had with him, I didn’t share them. Mostly … Continue reading

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A Geordie in Hoboken

First the good news: – Boom Boom – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – San Franciscan Nights – When I Was Young – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Hey Bo Diddley/Not Fade Away – It’s My Life … Continue reading

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Contemplation of a Serious Matter

In its six or so yearning minutes, Charles Ives‘s famous chamber composition The Unanswered Question takes you in hand and gives you a longing look and a nudge and a nod of gentle recognition. But that’s not all. In brief, … Continue reading

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Johnny Ramone 1948-2004

Kitty Kowalski just forwarded the news that Johnny Ramone has just died in his sleep at home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had suffered from prostate cancer. An era has truly ended.

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